August 1, 1987 |
The 14-year-old stepdaughter of Downingtown Police Chief Daniel Heliker was abducted at gunpoint and sexually assaulted yesterday before being released in a nearby state park, borough police said. The girl was seized by a man with a pistol about 3:20 p.m. from Kerr Park in Downingtown and was taken by car to Marsh Creek State Park in Upper Uwchlan Township, where she was assaulted, police said. She then walked to a nearby swimming pool and got a ride to her grandparents' home in Downingtown, police said.
May 4, 2011 |
MINNEAPOLIS - A Coon Rapids, Minn., man went to suburban Detroit and fatally shot his 20-year-old stepdaughter because she left Minnesota to live with her father and was not adhering to Muslim customs, police said yesterday. Rahim A. Alfetlawi, 45, was charged Monday in Warren, Mich., with first-degree murder and remains jailed without bond. Alfetlawi is accused of killing Jessica Mokdad with a single gunshot to the head Saturday afternoon in her grandmother's home. Mokdad attended Coon Rapids High School and was on the honor roll in fall 2009.
February 13, 2013 |
LUIS GONZALEZ ruled his Philadelphia family with fear and fists. He often beat his wife and forced his daughter and stepdaughter to watch the brutal assaults. That wasn't the worst of it. Gonzalez, 41, also repeatedly raped his stepdaughter between 2000 and 2009, starting when she was 8 years old. On one occasion, Gonzalez raped the girl in front of his then-8-year-old biological daughter. Gonzalez's reign of terror officially ended Friday, when a Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty of raping the stepdaughter.
May 17, 1990 |
The 61-year-old man testified he was inside his West Philadelphia home when his stepdaughter's boyfriend became violent on Feb. 2. Charles D. Johnson, a retired press operator, said he pulled a gun and shot and killed James Bosewell, 24, a cook, because he thought Bosewell was "going to kill me. " "He rushed me," Johnson, of Poplar Street near 38th, said yesterday. "I jumped back as far as I could go and hit the table. I shot my best friend's son. " Johnson said that a few minutes before the killing, Bosewell argued with his stepdaughter.
July 16, 2003 |
Noting that he expressed no remorse after a jury convicted him of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter, a judge yesterday sentenced a former Philadelphia police officer to 11 to 22 years in prison. Common Pleas Court Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told 41-year-old Lenwood Burke that his actions were "inexcusable" and that he had violated the trust of his young stepdaughter. The victim testified that Burke began sexually assaulting her when she was 8 years old. She said the assaults continued until she was 17, when she incorrectly believed that Burke had made her pregnant and came forward.
January 21, 1995 |
Eric Stafford claimed he was teaching the two 13-year-old girls about sex, but he gave them a lesson from hell. And yesterday, Stafford, 27, of West Philadelphia, was sent to jail by Common Pleas Judge John Chiovero after a jury convicted him of sexually abusing his stepdaughter and his niece over a number of months. Assistant District Attorney Karen McRory said Stafford began his "lessons" with his stepdaughter whenever her mother was not at home, instructing her on sex by forcing her to engage in numerous sexual activities.
May 17, 2012 |
Question: Father helped send two sons to law school, though they have student loan debt they'll be paying for decades. Father has much younger stepdaughter. The sons are not particularly close with father's "new" family. Stepdaughter plans to go to medical school. Sons suspect that financial support for her will be greater than they received. Should they insist the stepdaughter receive the same? Less? Don't sons have right to better treatment? Answer: Ugh, no. First of all, "sons suspect" is not the same thing as "sons know," so treating suspicions as actionable facts is a bad idea to begin with.
September 19, 1996 |
Early this year, Charles Gallagher - a then-unemployed drug addict who smoked $500 worth of marijuana a month - was sentenced to 14 to 28 years in jail for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter and two nieces. Yesterday, Gallagher, 37, came to Delaware County Court to ask for leniency. He said he wanted to get better and be set free. Courts across the country are grappling with how to deal with sex offenders. The concerns include: Can they be successfully treated? Are they themselves victims of an illness they have trouble controlling?
April 29, 2011 |
Question: I have a high school-age stepdaughter with whom I have almost nothing in common. She lives with her mother, and we see her about once a week for dinner. Her interests are pop culture (TV, YouTube, movies, what the stars are doing) and fashion/beauty/shopping. She has no hobbies, history of employment, sports, or any other activity outside school. I try to ask about her classes, but she inevitably says they did nothing in them, they are boring, and the conversation stops. When I push it and try to ask something specific, like, "What time period are you studying in history?"
November 15, 1994 |
An elderly man who had been unable to communicate his name since he was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital three weeks ago has been identified as a Delaware County man whose wife died two weeks ago. A hospital spokeswoman said a stepdaughter of Clayborn Lyon positively identified him Sunday after reading in The Inquirer about the mysterious "John Doe" patient. It remains unknown exactly how Lyon, 72, of Chester, made his way from his stepdaughter's home in Sharon Hill to the corner of Front and Godfrey Streets, where police found him wandering before dawn on Oct. 25, wearing only a sweater.